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National Register of Historic Places

Advantages and Restrictions

It is important to note what listing a property on the National Register means or, perhaps more important, what it does not mean.

Listing a property on the National Register DOES:

Provide prestigious recognition to significant properties

Encourage the preservation of historic properties

Provide information about historic properties for local and statewide planning purposes

Help promote community development, tourism, and economic development

Provide basic eligibility for financial incentives, when available

The National Register DOES NOT:

Restrict in any way a private property owner's ability to alter, manage or dispose of a property

Require that properties be maintained, repaired or restored

Invoke special zoning or local landmark designation

Allow the listing of individual private property over an owner's objection

Allow the listing of historic districts over a majority of property owners' objections

Require public access to private property

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